Apparently He Wasn’t On Probation
This past week, SCPD was patrolling in the area of Vernon Street when they noticed a vehicle that had expired registration tags parked at the end of the street. When the driver saw the officer approaching, he got out of the vehicle and acted like he was walking his dog. When the officer asked him for his ID, the driver told him “I’m not on probation” before being frisked for weapons. Officers found a loaded 9mm Glock pistol concealed in the front waistband of his pants. The gun was unregistered and seized by SCPD. I have no idea if they actually arrested the guy, since I can’t find his mugshot or arrest record.
Los Angeles Murder Suspect Arrested in Santa Cruz
This past Monday, a 50 year old male wanted for murder in LA apparently turned himself in to Santa Cruz police. Well how convenient! I would ask why he was here of all places but I have a pretty good idea why he was here. It’s a “sanctuary city” for criminals. The man was a suspect in a Los Angeles domestic violence homicide case involving his former wife. He was booked on an arrest warrant for murder. Los Angeles detectives transported him back to Los Angeles for booking and arraignment the next day.
Swept Under the Rug
So apparently this happened 10 days ago. Was there any story about someone stealing guns, badges, and credentials from a police car near the Boardwalk? I must have missed it. It must have slipped by in all the various updates and insults from Chief Wiggum on Twitter. Was it his gun and badge that got stolen?
Should Have Made Them Jump
Two people were arrested on Saturday around 1:30AM for climbing on top of the Oceanview Card Room on Pacific Avenue. After SCPD responded to Laurel and Pacific after receiving reports of two drunks trespassing on the roof, they found a 20 year old female and a 21 year old male, who apparently accessed the roof with a ladder. The male was so drunk he puked on himself and passed out. Lovely! The stuff our first responders have to deal with nightly. Santa Cruz Fire was called out to assist in getting Barf Simpson off the roof. He had to be strapped into a rescue basket and removed. Then, to make matters even more Simpsonesque, after Barf was medically cleared and delivered to a sobering center (on our dime), he became belligerent (as in “drunk and belligerent”?) and was taken to jail. The female was able to walk down the ladder on her own, where she was arrested and booked on a charge of public intoxication. I looked these 2 clowns up on mugshots. They appear to be just dumb kids on a bender, probably from UCSC, probably looking for a private spot to do the nasty. No past history of mugshots. Making their parents proud! Neither was charged with trespassing. Just being a drunk in public and being a costly public nuisance.
Local Gang Banger Pleads Guilty
A high ranking member of the Santa Cruz MS-13 Salvatrucha Locos pleaded guilty in court last Friday to racketeering conspiracy, and conspiracy to commit murder and extortion. The Santa Cruz Salvatrucha Locos is an MS-13 subset operating in the Santa Cruz area. Officials said the man was second in charge of the Santa Cruz gang, and allegedly used violence and murder to enforce MS-13 rules. Seven other defendants pleaded guilty earlier for their roles in the Santa Cruz Salvatrucha Locos and six have been sentenced. Chief Andrew Mills was quoted as saying “We are grateful to our federal partners for assisting Santa Cruz with taking a very violent criminal off our streets.” What a pandering tool. Not grateful enough to give them a desk at SCPD anymore, or to publicly claim you won’t help them detain and catch guys like this out of political posturing. ICE is gonna do their job with or without Andy’s help or gratitude. And I’m grateful for that.
Last Friday night around 6PM, SCPD responded to the 1200 block of Pacific Avenue where they arrested a 32 year old male for battery and being drunk in public. He’s only got one mugshot so maybe he’s new in town or maybe it’s an anomaly. But he’s mean mugging something fierce in his mugshot. I’ll spare him the humiliation.
Three’s a Charm
Last weekend, SCPD arrested a 70 year old woman from Santa Cruz for driving under the influence. She apparently drove her vehicle the wrong way on the West Cliff Trestle inside the pedestrian/bicycle section of the trestle. Thankfully no one was injured and there was no major damage to the trestle bridge. This is her third local DUI arrest.
Turnstiler of the Week
Sunday night around 10:30PM, SCPD responded to N. Pacific Avenue and Water Streets where they arrested a 39 year old woman for being drunk in public. Her name comes up a lot in my crime report research. She’s been arrested at least 34 times locally, which doesn’t even take into consideration how many times they just didn’t bother to arrest her. She needs professional help and all the county gives her is the professional middle finger. The county owns people like her and this is how they treat them. The perpetual cycle of street>arrest>jail>street. The County Shuffle.
Got a Good Reason For Taking the Easy Way Out?
Tuesday night, the Santa Cruz City Council voted to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms in the city. The measure passed unanimously. The resolution states that “the investigation and arrest of individuals involved with the adult possession, use, or cultivation of psychoactive plants and fungi listed on the Federal Schedule 1 list for personal adult use and clinical research be among the lowest priorities for the city of Santa Cruz.” They become the third city in the country to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms. Wow, third city in the COUNTRY! Obviously this is a great idea that’s catching on with literally NOBODY. Afterwards, the city council drank some “special” tea before celebrating the passing of being able to trip in public by dancing naked in the city hall courtyard. (ok, that last part probably didn’t happen…)
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